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Jim Schrader began his career in critical space design at Liebert Corporation in 1984. At Liebert Jim gained experience in the critical space environment as an Environmental Application Engineer, Manager of Technical Marketing, and as a West Coast Regional Manager.

Jim left Liebert in 1989 to co-found ComputerSITE-PREParations, Inc. (SITE-PREP). SITE-PREP provided design-build expertise for data center projects. The SITE-PREP team built data centers across the continental US in addition to Alaska, Russia, and Korea. SITE-PREP was acquired by Emerson Electric in 1991.

In 1999, ComputerSITE-PREParations changed its name to Emerson Telecom Systems (ETS). ETS was formed to provide products and services to the dot com and telecom markets. ETS designed and built data centers, co-location facilities, telecom central office centers, and web-hosting facilities.

In December of 2001, Jim acquired the assets of ETS and created TECHnology SITE Planners, Inc. (TECH SITE). Although the company names have changed, TECH SITE continues to provide critical space engineering and design/build services for clients. The business continues to prosper and grow resulting in the need to move into new larger offices in September of 2004.